Majestic beasts unfold their wings and soar into the sky. They are fearsome enemies, loyal friends, and the guardians of treasure. See if you can find all four dragons and get your bounty. This is a review of the “Dragon’s Myth” video slot game by Rabcat Gambling.
Humanity has been fascinated with dragons for centuries. In fact, there is hardly any culture, however ancient, in which dragons are not present in some form.
In the West, dragons are often depicted as winged, fire-breathing creatures that hoard treasure and like kidnapping princesses.
In the East, dragons are wingless (yet flying) benign spirits that control winds and water.
Everyone agrees that dragons are large, intelligent, and dangerous. Yet, they are often defeated by various heroes. The story of St. George who defeated a malicious dragon demanding human sacrifices is the best known of all. In J.R.R. Tolkien's “The Hobbit”, Bilbo travels in the company of 13 dwarves and a wizard to wrestle the Lonely Mountain and its treasures from the clutches of Smaug, the fire-breathing drake, and we all know what unexpected results that led to.
Dragons were also the symbols of power. In “A Song of Ice and Fire”, George Martin’s epic fantasy book series that was released on screens as “The Game of Thrones”, three dragons play a crucial part in the life of one of the main characters who aspires to rule Westeros. In China, the Emperor was the only person that could have dragon ornaments on his house.
In Norse mythology, the immense serpent Jörmungandr lies in the waters of the sea encircling the entire (flat) Earth. The god of thunder, Thor, once fished the monster out of the ocean using an ox’s head as a bait.
“Dragon’s Myth” is a 5-reel, 3-line, medium-variance video slot game with an RTP of 96,6% and 20 paylines that pay both ways. The game is available on desktop, tablet, and mobile devices, and you can play it for BTC, ETH, or SOC at Bitcasino.
The lower-paying symbols are the traditional Jack, Queen, King, and Ace symbols. The higher-level ones are the four dragons that it is your character’s task to catch. The portrait of the main character herself, a cheery, red-headed Viking teenager that easily deals with the most awe-inspiring fire-breathing reptiles, is the Wild symbol that can substitute any regular symbols (excluding the Freespin, Bonus, and Shoot). Maximum win is 2000x your bet.
Each time you get a winning combination, you can choose to gamble your winnings: you will need to guess which egg, blue or yellow, contains a baby dragon, and, if you guess right, your win will double. If you have a lucky streak, you can gamble five times in a row.
Dragon Bounty Bonus Feature
As the reels spin, you will notice an iron frame in the lower right corner of the rightmost reel. That is the cage where the captive dragons go. As the dragon symbols land in that particular square, various dragons will assault the main character, and she, being a true dragon catcher professional, will use various devices to defeat all of them. Once all four dragons have been caught, you will receive a random amount of bonus coins as a reward.
Dragon’s Cave Bonus Game
This exciting extra feature is activated by the Bonus symbol which later turns into a Shoot Symbol (a fixed Wild). You get to travel to a fiery cave among the ominous mountain peaks using a flying apparatus that is an ingenious crossover between a zeppelin and a winged bicycle. Before spinning the reels, you can place the Shoot symbol anywhere you choose on the second or fourth reel, and it will remain there until the end of the round. If you’re lucky enough to land a second Shoot symbol on the first or fifth reel, you can relocate it too. The winning combinations pay both ways, but they must start from the first or fifth reel so that if the combination begins from the second reel, it will not be counted as winning.
Free Spins Feature
The Free Spins game will be activated if three or more Scatter symbols land on your reels. You will then get up to 20 free spins depending on the number of the Scatters that triggered this bonus game. The winning combinations during the Free Spins round will pay both ways, but keep in mind that they need to start from the very first reel either on the left or on the right. If reel 1 or 5 has a Bonus symbol, you get to play the Dragon’s Cave bonus game too. The Free Spins feature is not reactivated.
“Dragon’s Myth” is an excellent slot game, both visually and gameplay-wise.
The game is a small animated movie in its own right, with video clips of the battles with dragons and traveling over the craggy mountains that will take your breath away. The main character is surprisingly different from the cliched "dragon slayer" figures – a fiery-haired, rosy-cheeked young woman (with a plaster on her knee) that will jump, wave, and send you air-kisses when she's not busy trapping the gigantic monsters.
The extra features are interactive which gives you an extra level of control over the game. There are plenty of opportunities to boost your winnings and have a lot of fun while doing so.
Words: Jelena Schmidt